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plane the plane went to san francisco, and now that plane is en route to florida. matt keller, abc7 news. a former marine that caused a real scare at the orlando airport is being held for mental a evaluation this morning. the man pointed a gun at officers and shouted shoot me, and they called in a crisis negotiator. the man is a former marine and that gun turned out to be a replica firearm. breaking news from the live desk. >> at least 80 people are dead in afghanistan and 300 people are hurt after an explosion in kabul overnight. officials say it was a powerful car bomb. look at this. you can see the huge plume of smoke that could be seen all over the capital city, and it happened in front of several foreign embassies, when a lot of people were going to work and most of the victims were civilian including many women
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and children. and children. afghan taliban is denying credit at this point. and then kathy credit at this point. apologizing. >> everybody, it's me, kathy griffin. griffin. >> kathy griffin picture to social media and imagine if a conservative did this to obama as potus. chelsea clinton wrote it's vile and wrong and it's never funny to joke about killing the
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president. overnight the secret service confirmed it's investigating. griffin has been a strong opponent of the president but it appears that was not always the case, and here is kathy embracing donald trump three years ago. >> i sincerely apologize. i'm a comic and crossed the line and went way too far and i made a mistake and i was wrong. president trump's former national security adviser is going to give up documents after all. at first michael flynn refused to cooperate with subpoenas and since then the senate narrowed the scope of the document request, and now senators are looking to question former trump campaign aide, boris
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and wanting kushner to answer now. >> why in a transition do you find yourself meeting exclusively with russians? particularly, why a bank president in russia who has had sanctioned slapped on him? >> the fbi is look into whether the banker promised to do banking with trump associates if the sanctions were lifted. three out of four republicans believe the health bill falls short of of what president trump promised. and many are worried it will make coverage more expensive and increasing costs. the bill is now before the senate. and students are now dealing
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with the classmates killed in a crash in alameda. they were both 17 years old. so tella attended james logan so tella attended james logan high school, and or tega's teachers say she was determined. >> the two teens were among seven people in a pickup truck that crashed on park street. five other passengers in the truck are still in critical condition. a jury in the lamar case are considering the arguments made by prosecutors and defense attorneys yesterday. defense attorneys argue that torres had a rough life and
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deserves mercy. they want a life sentence. and prosecutors counter that he showed no mercy to lamar. and then two arrests that played out like a hollywood action sequence. these are the guns that were found after the suspects were in custody. the officers were on their bikes looking for a man with an outstanding warrant and they spotted him walking with another man and they took off running and the officers followed through a motel off a second story balcony and through the room. one of the suspects got caught hiding in the shower furthery clothed with the water running. and both suspects now face multiple charges. berkeley could be one of the first cities to ban plastic straws. city council members will take up the idea on tuesday. the ban would affect restaurants and coffee shops. it's aimed at helping the city reach its zero waste goal by 2020. today we will get a chance
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to see and hear from the gold state warriors. >> both teams will be holding practice and speaking with reporters today at oracle arena. the cavs arrived in the bay area yesterday. and some diehard fans did greet them at the hotel where lebron and co will be staying. >> coverage starts here on abc7 at 5:00 p.m. let's take a look at live doppler 7 and put it into motion over the last couple hours. if you walk outside like i did this morning and you saw your sidewalk wet and went, oh, no, my sprinkler system went crazy and i will get in trouble because i watered the sidewalk, and no, it rained like i said it could, and it is that split second thought that goes through
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your mind, and so this will be gone. walnut creek had a couple hundreds of an inch of rain this morning. your commute planner shows the bay much calmer today than it has been the last couple days. mass transit, cool to mild. here's a look at the east bay hills camera. you can see the low clouds envelope the area. and uv index going to be high. 51 to 53 through san francisco right now, and most of us in the mid to upper 50s, a little milder this morning. daly city was the cool spot at 51. temperatures back to average from 65 to in san francisco and upper 70s inland. the bay will be cooler tomorrow while the inland neighborhoods stay the same, and look at the robust warming trend for friday. here's sue. we don't have enough rain on the ground to really cause some slick conditions, so take a look
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at the golden gate bridge, and i had to use my windshield wipers once coming in this morning to clear off some of the drops, and not yet have we had the zipper train out yet this morning, and here's san rafael moving nicely past the civic center, and the north gate mall, no problems here. this is westbound 580, a car is off the roadway into a ditch. they have to get a tow truck out there. i am seeing slow traffic coming up and over the altamont. and the blue here represents some puddling possible, but we don't have anything affecting the roadway, just that accident and a tow truck is headed there, so we will update that in just a minute. >> thank you. and major leaders launch major jobs, and who they are targeting and the help they want from voters. and then a man is fighting for justice after a judge allows the suspect to walk out of jail, and that's a story you will see
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and that's a story you will see only here on abc7 news.
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while i was on a combat patrol my c in baqubah, iraq,nned out. a rocket-propelled grenade took my arm off at the shoulder. when i came home, i felt alone. my family was around me, but i couldn't talk to them about what i'd seen and what i'd done. i remember just thinking, man, the way i am right now, i don't want to live. i was discharged from the army, and i've been working with the wounded warrior project since 2007. warriors don't have to be severely wounded to be with the wounded warrior project. we do have a lot of guys that have post-traumatic stress disorder. being able to share your story, i guess it kind of helps you wrap your mind around what did happen over there. just because you've left the military doesn't mean your life is over, because when these guys
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are coming home, i'm kind of leading and training them, instead of for combat, i'm leading and training them to heal. and if i come away with anything from the wounded warrior project, it's them giving my life back. my name is norbie, and yes, i do suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, but i'm okay. would you cross a street? would you cross an ocean? would you go if you could use your knowledge to teach someone and, in the process, maybe learn something yourself? life is calling. how far will you go? peace corps. happening today, a coalition of south bay labor groups have a measure that would force labor workers to hire local workers.
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they say they are upset some construction projects in san jose that do not include a hire local requirement, and the groups also plan to release results from a poll that they say there's support for a local law. a man that was shot in the head five years ago is shocked the judge released the man that shot him. >> here's vick lee with a story you will only see here on 7. >> reporter: halloween night, benjamin was shot in the head and it has been a miraculous recovery, and doctors gave him a 25% chance of living. he was in a medically induced coma for a month. >> i still have memory issues, you know, like short-term memory. >> today he still has problems with cognitive functions but otherwise he's doing well. the shooter, a father of a
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4-year-old, and he and other friends encountered his girlfriend, and one of the rounds hit pesa. say lee's attorney says trying to protect himself. >> he was acting in self defense. >> last april the trial ended with a jury acquitting him of most of attempted murder charges and they hung on the firearm charges. da spokesman -- >> there was brain matter on the pavement as a result of the gunshot wound and we were completely opposed to this release.
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>> even though he is on a gps monitoring device, the release shocked him and his tpepbdz. >> he spent 4 1/2 years locked away, while i spent four years trying to improve myself because of the unfortunate circumstances that have happened to me. >> they are saying it's okay to go around shooting people. >> a new trial date has been set for july. vick lee, abc7 news. >> the good samaritan that survived the stabbings on a portland light trail lane says he is lucky to be witnesses say the suspect went on a anti-muslim tirade about two muslim girls, and two others were killed. >> two men who worked very hard to build lives and create
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connections, and to have love, connections, and to have love, lost their lives. there's nothing more special than that. >> the suspect right there, 35-year-old jeremy christian made a belligerent first appearan appearance in court said shouting death to america in the proceedings. and the lawmaker is trying to slash a fine if you are caught rolling through a red light. light. he wants to cut the from $100. he says the fine shouldn't be the same as if you are barrelling through an intersection. b.a.r.t. will close down its newest station so it can add on adding more stations. b.a.r.t. will provide a free bus
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for passengers. b.a.r.t. has a ten-mile extension plan. b.a.r.t. will install new software over the weekend and run tests to make sure it works. >> i thought i was seeing things when there was rain on my windshield on the way in. >> mike did say a chance of rain. and here it is. >> had a good soaking at my house and for my drive in, got all the muck off the windshield which was kind of here's a look from the roof came camera. you can see the breeze is out there once again, and watch out for that. showers to shine today will be warmer because of the extra sunshine. clouds will return at night and bring us a slight chance of drizzle in the east bay hills and our warmest afternoons are coming next week. we have talked about a warming trend for the weekend.
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here's a look at our system. you can see a nice shield of green here heading off to the east rather quickly this morning, and dry weather behind it and that's why we will need the sunglasses in the next couple hours once the sun comes up. and then we will have 76 in san jose. everybody else around 72 to 75 on the peninsula. we will have upper 50s to near 60 along the coast and more sunshine than we have seen for the most part this week. 65 in downtown san francisco. through the north bay, about 76 to 78 degrees. we do have calistoga at 79. 69 in san leandro, and everybody else 70 to 74. as you head inland, 76 to 81 degrees. tonight's temperatures in the mid to upper 50s. and tomorrow inland will be the same, and then you will see 80s inland starting friday. let's take a look at walnut
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creek, and this is from our camera near north main, and that's the taillights headed southbound on 680 and highway 24. you are looking at an eight-minute drive from concord to the exchange. this morning, so far so good on the san mateo bridge. it's about a 13-minute drive getting over to san mateo. one accident to tell you about on 580 west, and they are waiting for a tow truck. happening today, the best of the best are about to take the stage at the national spelling bee. >> j-n -- >> you are our champion. >> you are our champion. >> she is so
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>> she weuill be the youngest contestant ever in the national spelling bee, six. the word she spelled correctly was ginny tphau, which meant knowledge. you can watched national spelling bee streamed live. >> how do you spell covfefe, though? we'll look into that later. slowly shoveling down the aisle to get off your flight may soon be over, and the exit strategy southwest airlines is taking. and this is really interesting. what makes this so special? first this morning's tech bytes.
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>> a milestone for amazon and it's founder. >> amazon shares were above $1,000 for the first time and $1,000 for the first time and that the richest man. google is revealing which words people most frequently look up and how to spell. >> they break it down by state. in pennsylvania, it's sauerkraut that gets looked up the most miles per hour who are these people? the energy conscious people among us say small actions can add up to something... humongous. a little thing here. a little thing there. starts to feel like a badge maybe millions can wear.
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who are all these caretakers, advocates too? turns out, it's californians it's me and it's you. don't stop now, it's easy to add to the routine. join energy upgrade california and do your thing. babies aren't fully developed until at least 39 weeks. a healthy baby is worth the wait. forged out of bravery, sacrifice, and duty. from all corners of the country, a family for life. ♪ but whether they served in lands far away or communities close to home, some of these men and women may face difficult times or even crisis. but sometimes reaching out for help can be the most
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challenging and worthwhile mission of all. thankfully, friends, family, and communities are standing by their service members and veterans now more than ever. ♪ we're all in this together. when you recognize something isn't right, make the call to the veterans crisis line or military crisis line. during times of crisis, reach out and call. dial 1-800-273-8255 and press 1. martin luther king jr.: we hold these truths to be self-evident -- that all men are created equal. john f. kennedy: the torch has been passed to a new generation of americans. barbara jordan: the american dream need not forever be deferred. lyndon johnson: this is the richest and the most powerful country...
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it's 4:43, and dub nation we want to see you come through. check out some of the photos posted on social media by warriors' fans in the bay area. hues #dubson7. >> that cat, though. the faa is fine united. they replaced a boeing fuel pump pressure gauge on june 9th,
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2014. they didn't inspect the work until 19 days later and during that time the plane made 23 domestic and international flights, including two the faa says took place after it notified united of the lapse. and if you hate sitting in the back and waiting everybody to get off. for two weeks the carrier will test the use of two exit doors arriving at san jose. passengers will be able to leave from the front left door, that's normal, and also the rear left door. the experiment will be tried on southwest >> jetblue already do long beach. great idea. and then not your typical play space and you will see why. it's a vertical playground. it's called a whihala. there's only one other
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playground like it in the u.s. and that's in boston. kids at the 12-k center of community life were the first ones to give it a spin. >> it's pretty fun and pretty scary at the same time, but most it's fun. >> i am excited they found something different, and i feel like it's something like the school has to get used to the play structure because it's kind of new. >> good reviews. it's a school and community center so anybody can use the playground on the weekends, so see you there, natasha. see you there, natasha. >> and there was a kindergarten teacher going up to the top. let's talk about what is going on. mount tamalpais, you will see it's breezy this morning but those breezes will calm down. a nice rebound today. 6 to 8 degrees warmer than
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yesterday. by 10:00 in livermore, 63 by noon and 69. mid-70s throughout the afternoon, and 69 at 6:00. and 7:15, if you find yourself at at&t park, it's dropping down to 56 and it's an evening game. we'll take a look at the golden gate bridge. watch the zipper truck change the lane configuration, so four in the southbound and two northbound. we have green that represents rain that could affect your commute. if you are traveling over the altamont pass we have slow and go traffic with a car on the on-ramp down in a ditch, actually, and the tow truck is on scene there and so maybe the reason for the slow traffic. if you like to binge walk your favorite tv shows, and
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beware, binge watching can cut into the amount of sleep you need. and sleep was the company's number one competitor of netflix. if you can't tear yourself away from the shows, use a blue light filter, and stream it on your tv and not on your phone, and try to turn off all screens a half hour before you go to sleep, but if anybody is watching the new season of "house of cards," that's easy said than done. how would you like to get paid to carpool to work? how one bay area county is making that happen. and then trying to save a and then trying to save a dog, and the
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good morning, south bay. let's get up and get going. >> this is "abc7 mornings." >> this is rain in alamo overnight. >> that's not the only spot that saw activity while we were sleeping. we saw rain coming into work this morning, and it's not an optical illusion, it is happening, but not much, right, mike? >> no, a slipped a couple times coming into work, the car did. once it mixes with that oil or hits the paint on the road, yeah, it could be interesting. here's a look at the exploratorium. you can see how quiet it is here in san francisco. let me show you live doppler 7 real quick because i want to show you where the line is, and it's still moving through the east bay from antioch and down in

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